RVs, or recreational vehicles, have become increasingly popular in recent years as families seek out alternative ways to travel. Buying a new RV should be an exciting moment in your life, but unfortunately, RVs suffer the same occasional defects as other types of manufactured vehicles.
Maybe your RV has a defective part, isn’t working as it should, or it’s not running altogether. Whatever the issue may be, you should know that dozens of states in the United States have Lemon Laws in place to protect consumers like you.
Keep reading to learn more about the RV Lemon Laws in your state.
What is a Lemon Law?
A Lemon Law is a type of statute designed to protect consumers from faulty products. Although there is a federal Lemon Law, which covers most consumer products, each state also has its own Lemon Law to define consumer protections for vehicles. If your vehicle qualifies as a Lemon under state or federal law, you’ll be entitled to some form of compensation from the manufacturer.
Are RVs Covered Under the Lemon Law?
While new vehicles are included in most state Lemon Laws, new and used RVs may not be. Additionally, some state Lemon Laws cover your entire RV while others only cover specific components like the chassis and engine. Each state also has different requirements regarding the number of repair attempts or days out of service RVs must endure to qualify as Lemons. For this reason, it’s crucial to meet with an experienced Lemon Law attorney as soon as possible to decide what your best approach will be. Fortunately, most Lemon Law attorneys don’t charge upfront fees, making it worthwhile to pursue a claim.
RV Lemon Laws by State
The following states have some form of RV Lemon Law protection:
|Arizona||Covered except for living quarters|
|Arkansas||Covered except for living quarters|
|California||Covered except for living quarters|
|Delaware||Covered except for living quarters|
|Florida||Covered except for living quarters|
|Georgia||Covered except for living quarters|
|Hawaii||Covered if under 10k lbs.|
|Idaho||Covered if under 12k lbs.|
|Kansas||Covered if under 12k lbs.|
|Louisiana||Covered except for living quarters|
|Minnesota||Covered except for living quarters|
|Mississippi||Covered except for living quarters|
|Missouri||Covered except for living quarters|
|Montana||Covered except for living quarters|
|New Hampshire||Covered if under 11k lbs.|
|New Jersey||Covered except for living quarters|
|North Carolina||Covered if under 10k lbs.|
|Ohio||Covered except for living quarters|
|Oklahoma||Covered if under 10k lbs, except for living quarters|
|Oregon||Covered except for living quarters|
|South Carolina||Covered except for living quarters|
|Utah||Covered except for living quarters|
|Vermont||Covered if under 12k lbs, except for living quarters|
|Virginia||Covered except for living quarters|
|Washington||Covered except for living quarters|
|West Virginia||Covered except for living quarters|
|Wyoming||Covered if under 10k lbs.|
If your RV doesn’t qualify for a claim under the Lemon Law in your state, you may still be able to pursue compensation through the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This federal Lemon Law expands upon the protections provided by state laws, offering longer windows to file claims and covering a wider variety of products.
How Do I Know If My RV is a Lemon?
If your RV has a warranty-covered defect that seriously impacts its safety, use, or value, it may very well be a Lemon. However, before you can file a claim, you’ll need to allow the manufacturer a reasonable number of opportunities to fix the issue.
We understand that it can be difficult to determine whether or not your RV is a Lemon. To simplify things, we’ve created an easy Online Lemon Test! Take the test today to see if you qualify for a claim. Or reach out to us for Free Case Review so we can review the specific details of your case and counsel you on the best course of action to take.
Speak to a Consumer Advocate
If you believe your RV is a Lemon, don’t wait to pursue the compensation you deserve. Here at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®, we have over 25 years of experience helping consumers like you turn disappointing situations into success stories.
Reach out today to schedule a consultation with our Lemon Law attorneys. Our consultations are free, and you’ll owe us nothing unless we win or settle your case. So, what do you have to lose? Touch base with us today so we can help put your Lemon in the rearview mirror.